Philosopher and Statesman
Lucius Annaeus Seneca, also known as Seneca the Younger, was a Stoic philosopher, dramatist, and statesman — a primary advisor to the Emperor Nero. He was likely born in Cordoba in 4BC. At an early age, his family relocated to Rome. He would eventually come to prominence both as a writer of plays and as a thinker advocating self-mastery, simple living, and a constant awareness of mortality.